Browsing Category: Crowdfunding

Crowdfunded handheld molecular sensor

SCiO is miniature spectrometer that sends chemical make-up information about food, medicine and plants to one’s smartphone.  It is being crowdfunded on Kickstarter. The device shines near-infrared light on a sample, exciting the molecules and making them vibrate.  Each object has its own optical signature.  The spectrometer determines what an object is, based on the infrared […]

Sensor shoe detects balance, attempts to improve gait

B-Shoe  utilizes sensors and an embedded motion device to detect when a wearer loses balance. Using algorithms and a microprocessor, the motion device gently rolls the shoe backward until the person regains balance. The sensors ensure that the corrective action is taken only when needed.  The projected was crowdfunded on Indiegogo. It is based on the […]

Crowdfunded virtual reality game engages dementia patients

Pozible campaign Alzheimer’s Australia Vic‘s Microsoft Kinect sensor app places dementia patients inside a “virtual forest” where breezes blow, snow falls and butterflies fly in a peaceful but interactive environment.  The organization previously developed a virtual dementia simulator for teaching carers about the reality of living with dementia.  They believes that using game technology and […]

Crowdfunded, gesture controlled, bluetooth ring

Kickstarter campaign Logbar‘s sensor ring recognizes finger gestures and controls devices.  “Ring” allows the wearer to write text messages by drawing in the air,  make mobile payments,  or control lights or a television.  It is being tested for use with the Pebble watch, quadcopter drones and Google Glass. It can be programmed to respond to original shape gesture […]

Crowdfunded 3-D augmented reality glasses aim to compete with Google Glass For several months, after a successful Kickstarter campaign, Meta has been developing augmented reality glasses “that combine the power of a laptop and smartphone in a pair of thick Ray-Bans and a small pocket computer.” The Meta Pro will have an i5 CPU, 4GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, Wi-Fi 802.11n and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. […]

Crowdfunded, tendon driven robot mimics human movement Univerity of Zurich’s AI Lab has crowdfunded its first version of an open source, flexible robot. Roboy, developed by Professor Rolf Pfeifer, has a four foot tall human shape and a set of “muscles” inspired by the human musculoskeletal system. The plastic muscles work together via electrical motors and artificial tendons. Its tendon-driven systems mimic […]

Angel Health Monitor – Open platform, wearable vital sign sensors The Angel Health Monitor is an open platform and SDK that senses motion and acceleration, skin temperature, blood oxygen saturation, and heart rate.  It was created by Eugene Jorov in Israel and will launch a crowdfunding campaign soon.  Developers will be able to use Angel to create apps for iPhone, Android, and other devices […]

uChek crowdfunds smartphone urine analysis system Biosense’s uChek is crowdfunding its urine analysis system.  It is a free app for iPhone users that can interpret color changes on urine analysis test strips with a smartphone camera. uChek can be used for semi-quantitative and qualitative detection of leukocytes, ketone, nitrite, urobilinogen, bilirubin, protein, specific gravity and pH. Test results may provide information […]